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How to Hunt Big-Water Ducks in Winter
Posted on: 12/08/16
Chasing ducks on big water is one of the most dangerous hunts in North America. But if you respect the risk and are willing to work hard, it’s one of the most rewarding, too. Big lakes, rivers, and coastlines—many open to public hunting—provide incredible opportunities for a variety of duck species at this time of year. But the threats of hypothermia and drowning cannot be overstated. If you’re going to be a late-season big-­water hunter, the advice from these pros will make you more successful—and help keep you safe. A little prayer never hurts, either...

Top States for 2016 -17 Trophy Whitetail Bucks
Posted on: 09/26/16

What makes a trophy buck? The argument can be made for a buck’s score based on antler scoring systems like those from Boone and Crockett, or Pope & Young. But what really defines a trophy is you. So for the sake of our discussion here, let’s look at the states that give you the best chance of tagging a buck you’ll happily call a trophy...

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Delaware Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Reopen Dec 9
Posted on: 12/08/16

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds waterfowlers that the last of three 2016/17 seasonal segments for hunting migratory ducks in Delaware opens Friday, Dec. 9 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Other current or upcoming waterfowl seasons are...

Apply for Illinois Youth Goose Hunt by Dec 30
Posted on: 12/08/16

Youth interested in participating in the annual Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt, sponsored by the IDNR, can register now for the hunt, which is scheduled for Jan. 15-16, 2017. registration deadline Friday, Dec. 30. To register...

Illinois Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 79,429 Deer During Gun Season
Posted on: 12/08/16

Hunters harvested a preliminary total of 79,429 deer during the seven-day Illinois Firearm Deer Season that closed on Sunday, Dec. 4. That figure compares to the final total of 86,847 deer harvested during the seven days of the firearm season in 2015. The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearm season on...

Illinois Horseshoe Lake Controlled Pheasant Hunting Opens Dec 16
Posted on: 12/08/16

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Illinois controlled pheasant hunting season at Horseshoe Lake State Park in Madison Co. will begin on Friday, Dec. 16 instead of the originally scheduled Dec. 9 start date...

Apply for Second Illinois 2017 Spring Turkey Lottery by Jan 11
Posted on: 12/08/16

Hunters may now apply for the second lottery for 2017 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season permits. The application deadline for the second lottery for 2017 spring turkey permits is Jan. 11, 2017. In addition...

Washington to Launch New Recreational Licensing System
Posted on: 12/08/16

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will launch a new system later this month to sell fishing and hunting licenses and the Discover Pass...

Washington Offers $9,000 in Rewards for Information on 5 Elk Poached
Posted on: 12/08/16

With $9,000 in reward money on the table, enforcement officers for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) continue to search for the poacher or poachers who gunned down five elk in a canyon near Ellensburg last month. The elk – four yearlings and a full-grown cow – were...